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Emma Eversden

Female 1851 - 1939  (87 years)


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  • Name Emma Eversden 
    Born 29 May 1851  Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Apr 1939  Port Denison, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried 1 May 1939  Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 

    Father Edward Scott Eversden,   b. 1824, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1860, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Ann Reagell,   b. 27 Jan 1820, Duxford, , Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1892, South Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1844  Duxford, , Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Abel Wilton,   b. 16 Apr 1849, Clerkenwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1932, Port Denison, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1874  [2
    Children 
     1. Emma Wilton,   b. 31 Jan 1875, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1945, Geraldton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Robert Wilton,   b. 23 Mar 1876, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1951, Yuna, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Alice Wilton,   b. 31 Mar 1877, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1931, Geraldton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. George Wilton,   b. 4 May 1879, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1960, Geraldton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Walter Wilton,   b. 17 May 1880, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1949, Three Springs, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Louisa Wilton,   b. 5 Jun 1881,   d. 19 Mar 1963, Queens Park, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Edwin Wilton,   b. 24 Feb 1883, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1962  (Age 79 years)
     8. Ann Wilton,   b. 15 Jun 1884, Dongara, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1946, Subiaco, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. Mary Wilton,   b. 29 Mar 1888, Gullewa, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1917, Geraldton, Geraldton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     10. Edith Wilton,   b. 18 Jul 1889, Walkaway, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1973, Geraldton, Geraldton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     11. John Wilton,   b. 22 May 1891, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1914, Claremont, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     12. Ernest Wilton,   b. 8 Jul 1893, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1893, Greenough, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert and Emma Wilton
    Robert and Emma Wilton
    Robert and Emma Wilton
    Robert and Emma Wilton

  • Notes 

    • OBITUARY

      A PIONEER'S DEATH THE LATE MRS. EMMA WILTON

      Within a month of her 88th birthday there passed away at her residence, Port Denison, Dongarra, another of the State's old pioneers, in the person of Mrs Emma Wilton. The deceased lady was born at Cambridge, England, on May 29th, 1851, and came to Western Australia in 1852 with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. E. Eversden) in the ship 'Sabina.' From the time she was nine years old until 1878 the late Mrs. Wilton lived at Greenougb, being married on April 8th, 1874, to the late Mr. Robert Abel Wilton, who predeceased her on February 18th, 1932. In 1878, with her three small children, she went with her husband to the Murchison. where they started a sheep run, which was carried on until 1892. During this period of loneliness and danger, the remaining members of the her family, numbering eleven, were born. There were five sons and six daughters, of whom eight are still living, seven of them being present at her funeral. During her residence on the Murchison, the deceased lady and her young family, were constantly surrounded by natives, but they never suffered the slightest harm, her kindly nature being a safeguard in this respect. After returning to Greenough at the end of 1892, to take up farming, her husband suffered from ill-health which more or less affected him until his death. The late Mrs. Wilton engaged in maternity nursing in Greenough and the neighbourhood. In 1919 the family removed to Dongarra, where deceased continued to reside. About twelve years ago Mrs. Wilton was afflicted with blindness, and after having led such an active life the restrictions which this affliction placed on her energies was severely felt by her. One sister (Mrs. Charles Douglas, of Leederville), who is now 78 years of age, survives her. Her descendants include thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty greatgrand children. Six of her grandchildren predeceased her. The funeral took place on Monday morning last at Greenough, the Rev. R. G. Pym, of Dongarra, officiating. The chief, mourners were Mr. and Mrs. T. Hellier -(son-in-law and daughter) : Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilton (son and daughter-in-law) ; Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilton (son-in-law and daugh ter) : Mrs. W. Wilton (daughter) : Mr. G. Wilton (son), Mr. E. Wilton (son) : Mrs. Ann Plester (daughter) : Messrs. Alf Wilton, G. Plester, S. Plester, A. Plester, K. Plester, F. Plester. D. Wil ton, P. Wilton (grandsons!); Misses Doreen Plester, Dorothy Wilton, Olive Wilton (grand-daughters) : Mr. and Mrs. John Wilton (nephew and niece): Amongst those present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. D. Wilton. Mr. and Mrs. K. Hollingsworth. Mr. and Mrs. T. Hollingsworth, Mr. and Mrs. G. Knapp, Mrs. Johnson, sen., Mrs. Anna Stokes and son, Mrs. M. Duncan and son, Rev. A. Kerr, Messrs. G. Johnstone, L. Wilton, M. Wilton. H. Eves, W. Criddle, G. Connolly. W. Poole, A. J. Plester and F. Money.

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] The Bientennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Rica Erikson, (Published in W.A).

    2. [S38] Wilton Family Bible.

    3. [S148] Mid West burial register, ((https://midwestwaheritage.com/)), Death Registry ID No:13977. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S129] Trove Newspapers, Irwin Index (Mingenew, WA : 1926 - 1956), "OBITUARY: A PIONEER'S DEATH THE LATE MRS. EMMA WILTON," 6th May 1939, p. 3; digital images. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S82] W.A. Pioneers index.

    6. [S97] England, Select Marriages, 1538, Ancestry.com, accessed 26 Mar 2017). (Reliability: 3).


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